strawberries

Strawberries have been a staple in our diets for as long as we can remember. Whether they make the jam in our scones or they’re laced with cream whilst watching the tennis, they’re never hard to find in the UK. With Wimbledon in full swing, what more reason do you need to treat yourself?

Did you know that over two thirds of strawberries in the UK are now grown here rather than overseas, approximately 90% of those strawberries are grown in polytunnels and Northern Polytunnels supplies the UK’s top strawberry growers:

Abbey Fruit farm is a large commercial fruit grower based near Arbroath in Scotland. Among their many customers, they are also the supplier for M&S’ ‘Top Tier’ range of strawberries…all grown in our commercial polytunnels!

Polytunnels are used for growing fruit, including strawberries, because of their ability to create their own climate that is beneficial to the fruit. The polythene allows in the natural light and heat of the sun whilst providing enough shade that the fruit is not over-exposed. They’re also more cost effective and require less maintenance than your standard greenhouse. Add in an irrigation system and growing your own fruit and veg has never been easier.

For more information on how to start growing your own strawberries, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 873120 or email us on sales@npstructures.co.uk.